MG Adelbert Cronkhite

MG Adelbert Cronkhite

Birth
Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Death 15 Jun 1937 (aged 76)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section K, Site 26
Memorial ID 70894797 · View Source
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Adelbert Cronkhite graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1882.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Adelbert Cronkhite, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Cronkhite commanded the 80th Division during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, where he demonstrated great ability as a leader and proved himself a commander of initiative and courage.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Action Date: World War I
Service: Army
Rank: Major General
Company: Commanding General
Division: 80th Division, American Expeditionary Forces



Inscription


Major General
United States Army
Commander of the 80th Division A.E.F.
Distinguised Service Medal
Commander Legion of Honor
Knight Commander St. Michael and St. George
Commander Sixth and Ninth Corps A.E.F.
1861-1937


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  • Created by: Washington State Cemetery Association
  • Added: 5 Jun 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70894797
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG Adelbert Cronkhite (6 Jan 1861–15 Jun 1937), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70894797, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Washington State Cemetery Association (contributor 47118254) .